Shootout At Wadala

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)

quick review:

A gang-war is a gang-war is a gang-war. If there was anything else it was too loud to register.

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Director: Sanjay Gupta
Running time: 150 minutes
Genres: Action, Crime
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Shootout at Wadala, set in the early 80s sets us up for a crime drama with much too much potential for action. The trailer itself points to typical Sanjay Gupta stylisation of fight sequences as John Abraham yells at the top of his lungs.

The only intriguing fact remains that the film is based on true life events. The problem though is that as far as films are concerned a mafia film is a mafia film is a mafia film. And when its set in Bombay, it can only be so much different from what we have seen earlier.

Then, it all boils down to the atmosphere of the 80s, the dialogue and the manner in which everybody shoots everybody. We saw some gruesome action in Shootout at Lokhandwala. I am expecting nothing less or nothing more than that.

Yet, as always, I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised. Meanwhile, the music seems to have a 80s feel to them, but it hasn't appealed too many.

Music Reviews:
IBN Live - "3/5"
Milliblog - "NW1W" (not worth one word)

- meeta, a part of the audience

I have noticed, these days, when the decibel level of a film goes beyond a certain level, I tune off. There you go, that's my disclaimer. I tune off so well, that I have to resist myself from a quick nap. Despite this, Shootout at Wadala managed to give me a headache by the end of the film. Or maybe it was because of my attempt at controlling my sleep. Eitherway, Shootout at Wadala is your regular gangwar film where everyone wants to kill everyone else.

There is one slight difference in that it tries to talk about the ineptness of the system that creates gangsters out of good people. But the message is too little compared to what you have to sit through in terms of pure noise. Not that it is something very new, in any case.

The actors do infuse life into the story that runs on for too long. But, the problem with a film that is so intense in terms of how quickly all the characters get angry, doesn't require too much variety from the actors. But, within what is required of them, they do well.

Not that there aren't light moments in the film, but they cater to the kind of people who find a good laugh in abusive language just because it is abusive. The rest of the dialogue is way to filmy with all the mythological, religious and philosophical references. The romantic track, though important to the film is given too much of a step-sisterly treatment.

In fact, it looks like more time and energy has been spent on 'item numbers' who appear abrupt despite the fact that they are immediately followed by a horny Manya Surve (John Abraham) at Vidya's (Kangna Ranaut) door.

Even so, given my aversion to gore and action for the sake of it, if you do enjoy such fight sequences, you might find Shootout at Wadala worth a watch. Like Shootout at Lokhandwala, this one too has its share of creatively killing people.

Ultimately, Shootout at Wadala seems to be the kind of film that will be enjoyed by people who like this mix of moderately gory action, toilet humor and aggressive romance.

- meeta, a part of the audience

34 reviewers(?) - 7 yays 14 so-so 13 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...Gupta is known for extracting inspiring performances! Leading the pack is, without doubt, John Abraham, who makes the character of Manya Surve come alive on screen. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Dhiren Trivedi, Bollywood Life : ...A paisa-vasool entertainer!... full review

Thumbs up, by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle : ...Gratifyingly, Sanjay Gupta doesn’t glorify Manya Surve. He is presented as someone whose life spiralled out of control, more of a doomed figure than a wonder hero. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Tushar Joshi, DNA : ...Wadala works because it shamelessly epitomizes its genre and has no qualms about being what it is - an over the top action drama. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Mohar Basu, koimoi : ...Manoj Bajpai and Sonu Sood bloom through their characters competently. Tusshar Kapoor plays his stint praiseworthily... full review

Thumbs up, by Meena Iyer, Times of India : ...SAW ultimately belongs to Gupta, who stays true to the genre and makes a welcome return to the credible lot of Bollywood directors. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM : ...Let go of all your snobbish inhibitions. Go watch ‘Shootout At Wadala’ at a single screen theatre this weekend… you won’t be disappointed.... full review

So-So, by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...To be fair though, the song and its lewdness do have a context – realistically speaking, would the real Manya and his favoured prostitutes have bothered with aesthetics? Unlikely.... full review

So-So, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ...it certainly is worth giving a shot if you fancy John Abraham’s transformation into a rugged, beefy gangster and Sanjay Gupta’s brand of stylized action. ... full review

So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Becomes bearable just because of John Abraham and Anil Kapoor. ... full review

So-So, by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini : ...Then there is the male chauvinism. Dabanggs and other potboilers have all had item songs, which objectify women and show men as lustful predators; here it’s overdone to the point where it just doesn’t bode well for anyone... full review

So-So, by Manu Agarwal, Desi Martini : ...Glammed up and stripped down ... full review

So-So, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...The film is touted as a John Abraham actioner but it’s Anil Kapoor who aces up as the surprise hero... full review

So-So, by Swati Deogire, In.com : ...Even with a booty-licious performance by Sunny Leone, ‘Shootout At Wadala’ disappoints more than it entertains. We recommend that you wait for the TV premiere.... full review

So-So, by Vivek, India Entertainment : ...What definitely takes away from the film, are the whole justification scenes, whether it is about religion, beliefs and also characterization.... full review

So-So, by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today : ...Anil Kapoor's top cop is a delight to watch, scoring with sheer screen presence. Manoj Bajpai's role bearing shades of Dawood Ibrahim's brother is a prime attraction. Sonu Sood continues evolving with each new role.... full review

So-So, by Zayden, Indicine : ...If you keep your expectations in check and wish to be entertained, then you will be entertained... full review

So-So, by Shakti Shetty, MiD DAY : ...If it weren’t for the anti-hero’s early innocence, this tale could have been easily written off. So, yes, it has something new to offer and something to whistle for but as usual, it should have been far better than it turned out. ... full review

So-So, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...If you like your films with larger than life characters, slick action and the kind of dialogues that makes the front row whistle with wicked gusto, SAW is definitely your cup of tea.... full review

So-So, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...t's just like an extension of blown out version of all the Mumbai gangster films we have seen in recent past.... full review

So-So, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...The dialogues are hard-hitting in parts, but occasionally go overboard with the cuss words. Expletives have really lost their ability to shock – in Shootout at Wadala they raise a few laughs. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...There’s something odd about gangsters with a six pack. How do they maintain it if they’re on the run from the police? ... ... It’s impossible not to have these thoughts seeing John Abraham play Manya Surve in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout at Wadala, which is set in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, a time when a gym meant a skipping rope and a set of barbells... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...Shootout at Wadala will work wonders for John Abraham. He easily eclipses better actors than himself, by his magnetic presence. Even if he doesn’t win acting awards, his work in this film, will take his career to a higher plane.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar : ...All of this could still make sense to me if I cared enough or at all for the main character Manya on whom the whole movie is based. But why should anyone bother? These characters are all hit-men who love to “play with items” and even “rape if the item is good”.... full review

Thumbs down, by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost : ...mostly mindless and occasionally fun... full review

Thumbs down, Free Press Journal : ...Sunny Leone, Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Chowdhry make the item songs delectable while Kangna looks pretty reprising an act similar to the one in ‘Gangster.’ ... full review

Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...The bloodshed leaves you cold... full review

Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...The weak link in the film is the lead. John Abraham flaunts the most impressive musculature amongst the current crop of Bollywood heroes (he has his own shirtless moment with each gleaming well defined pack visible from a distance), but not the acting chops... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...A gangster movie marred by bad writing and insipid dialogues... full review

Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...Sanjay Gupta's trademark overuse of DI and wide lenses frames scenes that make a mockery of the idea of an honest biopic... full review

Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ... lacks innovation and courtesy the long run time and jarring songs ends up disappointing the audience. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST : ...What you also think is how the censor board could also pass such abrasive and unabashed usage of expletives that only appear highly forced while coming out of actors’ mouth.... full review

Thumbs down, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ...By no means is this an accurate account of events or can be taken seriously as a piece of docu drama. Shootout at Wadala is pulpy, kitschy, Bollywood masala that makes no bones about its intentions: To titillate. If that’s your idea of entertainment, go for it.... full review

Thumbs down, by Mr Care, Upper Stall : ...Long winded with not much to say, the film leaves you with a few new curses of your own thrown right back at the makers. ... full review

112 tweeters(?) - 73 yays 8 so-so 31 nays

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one_by_two: If u watch Shootout at Wadala backwards,its an inspiring story of how a gangster reforms himself, disbands his gang & scores 78% in college

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khurafatinitin: Shootout At Wadala : Meri maano toh, dekh daalo ! Paisa vasool film ! My rating 3.5 stars ! (Quite a bit of cursing,it's not for your kids)

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jamesBANDYA: Funniest dialogue in ShooTout At WaDala by Ronit Roy - "Gappa Bas Nahi Tar Mi Tula Thoknar." ... the way he says LoL

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akki_rane: Shootout At Wadala a.k.a SAW is an amazing movie which tell us about the gang war since 80's.Movies has got strong star cast.

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AgasthyaD: Shootout at Wadala.....great movie but the end was not satisfying.....kinda felt incomplete.....still worth a watch....my ratings: 3.5/5

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lavesh_h: Goin in for Shootout at Wadala expecting it to be good if not better than Lokhandwala #SAW

Kay_Kay_Bhava: Shootout At Wadala - One time watch (but, only with male friends).

GaganU: shootout at wadala - ok movie but when will Kangana learn to act!!

bakery_guy: Shootout at wadala!! Awesome dialogues !! But lokhandwala was any time better..

ABnormalConnect: How I wish Shootout at Wadala had more muscle than the usual Bakchodi...?? Just about okay...!! Have seen better gangster movies..!!

waqas_h: I watched shootout at wadala yesterday the amount of haramness is in that movie its crazy, didnt seem like a bollywood movie

VivekArya1410: Laila ka pata nahi lekin Sanjay Gupta ne Shootout at Wadala jaisi movie banakar logon ka samay aur paisa zaroor le liya.

vidhyadayakaran: shootout at wadala..ugggggggghhh!my headache is back!vulgar senseless film!

UmangMevada: Saw B grade OUATIM... Opps sorry Shootout at wadala.

sukalyanfouzdar: Shootout at Wadala - A wasted effort with so many talented actors.

sujitnarain: Sorry john but sunny leone is better than you when it comes to benchpress ;) #shootout at wadala Xx

soni3490: Can anyone explain why Shootout at wadala received a 4 star rating?

skbhai14: having seen shootout at wadala...i hav felt great disappointment...so dont waste time nd money for this film..!!!!!

Singhh_R: Shootout at Wadala : Pure Torture

SimranDuggal: Exactly 60 seconds after I book my ticket for Shootout at Wadala, my friends tell me it's one of the worst they've seen. Not fair! :/

sigdelsantosh: Why kathmanduties r so dumb to bring 4-5 years kid to a movie like shootout at Wadala, full of abusive language and violence

Siddiotic: Shootout at Wadala should be renamed to Kotha at Wadala. 5 min ke shootout ke liye 10 item number.

ShivaniPodar: What do u mean 'Shootout at Wadala' isn't a movie where the whole cast is made to go to wadala and are shot because they are shitty actors?

shaileshgam: My Ratings for 2013 movies i watched - Race 2 (1.5/5), Himmatwala (0.5/5), Shootout At Wadala (2/5), Commando (2.5.5), Kai Po Che (3/5)

rubbishing_imp: If I had a rupee for every someone said thok de in Shootout at Wadala...jeez..

Punkster101: So yeah. You can skip Shootout at Wadala and catch Bombay Talkies. It's beyond beautiful. Detailed reviews shall be up on the blog.

PoojaPeswani: Folks are taking me to watch Shootout at Wadala. Might as well put cyanide in my idli.

pawandeepsandhu: Why there in no such news about shootout at wadala which is a true masala bombay movie.people nd critics talking only rubbish#bombaytalkies

Ninjump_: Ok Shootout at wadala has 3 unnecessary item numbers, 3 unwanted sex scenes and shakti kapoors son! Totally useless.

moubariz95: Shootout At wadala Kaisi Film Hai ? :(

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krat0soverdrive: T.Kapoor does a slinky action in Shootout at Wadala, and survives!!!! #wtf

kirankhurana: Shootout at Wadala has been made only for vulgar Modi Followers.It adds more abuses to color their filthy tweets! @narendramodi

kavipandit: Shootout at wadala is a poor show dipicted by sanjay gupta. Nowhere close to d book and it didn't fulfill the idea of adaptation frm d book.

KaushalNanavati: John Abraham & Kangana Ranaut, after your Oscar winning performances in Shootout at Wadala, you both deserve a cyanide pill each!

Fukraaa: Dont waste money on Shootout at wadala. buy me a jalebi for this free advice.

Divine_Idiocy: Had shootout at wadala been much shorter , it could have been much better !

darshanshah1988: Shootout at wadala. Blehhhh. Oh so boring !!

ChaudharyAyan: I was saw last night shootout at wadala. .....:-):-):-):-):-) not impressed....sanjay gupta little bit failed in end

aNightBird: Neither on bombay talkies.Also, I'd like chocolates"@Fukraaa: Dont waste money on Shootout at wadala. buy me a jalebi for this free advice."

alekhsangal: Shootout at Wadala makes you miss the good ol' Ramu days... No 1 does Gangster films in our country like RGV... No 1 might ever as well!

6 readers - 3 yays 2 so-so 1 nays

Want to Watch, by RAJAT SRIVASTAVA

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Anup : A must watch for the audience who lime crime thriller

Yay! Thumbs Up, by SAMEER : Excellent...First rate

Yay! Thumbs Up, by silvan

So-So, by deu.anarchopedia.org

So-So, by guddu : watchable

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Vishal

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Plot Summary

A young man, Manohar Surve (John Abraham) wants to stay away from his brother's world of dons and goons. Unforunately, he is pulled in.

What Worked

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The mythological/historical references.
  • That Manohar went from good to bad, just like that.
  • That Manohar and the inspector (Anil Kapoor) were exchanging stories. A lame way of bringing in the non-linear element to the narrative.
  • A bomb in a school is thrown out of a window to keep the kids safe in the school!! What about the kids under the window?!
  • Bank-robbers paste their face with sticky tapes instead of wearing a mask/sock! Self-torture?
  • SMS jokes as humor.
  • Random religious references.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Loads and some bits are gory too.
  • Language: Lots of abusive language.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Two scenes where a couple is having sex. A rape scene.
  • Concept: Good man turns gangster.
  • General Look and Feel: Rugged.

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Manik

This seems bakwaas.
I've seen 3 item song in this film....so far :P

Manik

*songs

Anuj

Even Shootout AT Lokhandwala had about 3-4 item songs.But for me that movie worked because of the high intensity,fast paced action and the amazing interrogation scenes of Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan.Don't quite think this one's gonna have any of that!

RAJAT SRIVASTAVA

i dont find john fit for the role his voice doesnt suit the character still will watch

@Manik correct.

@Anuj Yep!

@Rajat he was alright in the film, actually.

ANuP

MeeTu - I want to ask u something,,,,how a gang war movie can be made so that u will like it,,,,or just explain me how could u have made this movie,,,,
its the ,,,, u doesnt like some genre ,,,, and u always be rude to them,,,,its a good movie,,,,just the three item songs should have been edited,,,,....
I almost 9 out of 10 time follow ur reviews for watching movie but not in case of genre u dont like(horror,crime,action) plz raise ur interest in these genre too,,,,plz plz plz....

Anuj

John vs Vivek....Sanjay vs Anil....take your pick!

Sanjay Gupta's films are always style over substance, this movie could have been so much than just being a violent and disdain depiction of early Mafia establishment (Manya Saurve) . the adaptation of S. Hussain Zaidi Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia, is undermined with Gupta's over stylized approach , infested with unnecessarily 3 item numbers and some cranky dialogue. I find the movie quite entertaining but not to that extent that i should laud it.

@ANuP Gangs of Wasseypur, GodFather :P I love action films and crime mysteries! They just have to be done well. Horror films - I can give you that.

@Anuj :D

@guddu yeah, it's the style that takes away from whatever substance it had.

sameer

In Shootout at Wadala John Abraham is playing the role of Manya Surve who becomes an underworld gangster.After a long time we are seeing an actor in such an intense role and John has played Manya to perfection. John Abraham plays the part with a lot of gusto. What a splendid performance by the actor. Abraham breathes life into the role. From the innocence of his college days to the smoldering look in the eyes of a cold killer , to the raw sexuality of a gangester and his wild lovemaking everthing about him was perfect. The love making scenes with Kangana are important to show that he was attracted to her mentally and physically and loved her. This is a real story so you could not show them running around trees and singing songs. How can people have a problem with the bad language in the movie. That is so stupid. This is an Adults movie and most people use bad language, ....and this was a gangster movie, so tell me which gangster will talk with thehzeeb and politeness. The item numbers are not unncecssary as they are shown at hotels and places the gangsters hang out at and form part osf the backdrop to carry the story forward. The movie is based on the book Dongri to Dubai-6 by S Hussain Zaidi's and he has come out a winner. This movie is excellent

SAMEER

John Abraham should have done such movies long back. This movie is a blockbuster. John Abraham is one of the rare tall, handsome and well built heroes India has. To see him in such a well directed authorbacked role will be such a delight. And with Sanjay Gupta's stylised touch it will be awesome....can't wait till tommorrow to see this blockbuster of a movie..

SAMEER

In in this movie John Abraham is playing the role of Manya Surve who becomes an underworld gangster. If you or any one says that he did not act well then you guys do not know anything of acting at all. You will also then say Amitabh in Deewar, Sunny in Arjun, Nana Pateker in Ankush and Manoj Bajpayee in Satya are all bad actors. After a long time we are seeing an actor in such an intense role and John has played Manya to perfection. John Abraham plays the part with a lot of gusto. What a splendid performance by the actor. Abraham breathes life into the role. From the innocence of his college days to the smoldering look in the eyes of a cold killer , to the raw sexuality of a gangester and his wild lovemaking everthing about him was perfect. And Manya Surve had become a ruthless killer and his lovemaking would be anything but namby-pamby. His lovemaking will be wild and unique. And whether he does push-ups, or you do squats when you are making love... it is entirely up to you... how you do it. Lovemaking is like shitting...some sit on the commode to do it and some squat to do it.. everyone has their own style. But with Manya Surve one thing can be sure is that he would not have been delicate, cultured lover,,,but wild possessive, passionate,carnal ,creature...totally in love with his mate. Some people had a problem with the bad language in the movie. That is so stupid. This is an Adults movie and most people use bad language, ....and this was a gangster movie, so tell me which gangster will talk with thehzeeb and politeness. You say Sanjay Gupta should learn from hollywood cinema.... by the way Gupta in the past used to make Hollywood copies and he was abused by a lot of critics and people like you. But this time all credit to him he has made a movie on the book Dongri to Dubai-6 by S Hussain Zaidi's and he has come out a winner. This movie is excellent.

Anup

gangs of wassypur is not an acion movie,,,,and the godfather is a legendry movie,,,not every week we can make movie like that

Silvan

I found the film good, perhaps item songs were overdone
I found one thing hard to digest john is shot 11 times and yet he can speak well, even any idea how raju kher survives after being bursted with crackers

@Anup Gangs of Wasseypur is a gangwar movie. You asked me about action films...There are tons of action films I like - Die Hard, Terminator, Matrix, XXX, XMen and so on... :D

@Silvan yeah, it is things like these that turn me off the film and then to call it inspired from true life. I do not deny that truth is stranger than fiction and in reality just about anything can happen, but somethings are still acceptable and others when repeated across time and characters seem far-fetched.

Anup

See those all are hollywood,,,,bollywood cant make movies like terminator or xmen,,,,atleast at present its impossible

@Anup I HAVE to like a Bollywood action film to be allowed to say that I don't like this Bollywood action film?

Anuj

I love it.Hardcore action packed zordaar movie!Just like its prequel in 2007.Both are 3.5/5 from my side.And yeah Meetu,John's version of Manya is way better than Vivek's Maya.Although that's been nullified thanks to Anil Kapoor's joke compared to Sanjay's brilliance as Shamsher Khan.

Anup

thats what m saying,,,,this is the bar of action films in bollywood,,,,it has some story,,,some good dialogues,,good performance by actors,,,,nice visual effects,,,,....
not a perfect but a decent enough movie for this genre in the recent time....far far better then salmaan khan movies,,,,you should appreciate that....

@Anuj :D

@Anup oh well, some other time then

Vishal

...pathetic movie ...how can anyone like this ...and how can some one claim it to be based on real incident ... i dont think even gangs/underworld/rowdy people will be so brain less ....may be the director actually is ... even the review doesn't look like a whole hearted attempt ...

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